Outreach presentations are available to classes on a variety of career-related topics. These presentations can relate to specific course content, general career development, or preparation for “real world” experiences after graduation. Instead of canceling class, consider scheduling a career presentation on a date you are unable to attend. The following topics are examples of career planning areas we can cover:
- Major and Career Decision-making
- Résumé & Cover Letter
- Interview Strategies
- Job Search Strategies
- Networking & Business Etiquette
- Preference or Interest Inventories
- Graduate School Information
USCA faculty have used a variety of assignments to incorporate career development into their courses, including:
MOCK INTERVIEWSThese practice interviews can be done by individual appointment in the Career Services Office or online with our Big Interview online software system.
JOB SHADOW/INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWThese career exploration tools give students the opportunity to observe a particular career by shadowing or interviewing a professional currently in a career related to their interests or area of study.
CAREER PAPERS/ASSIGNMENTSHave students write a paper or gather information on a specific career or job search topic. Students can learn proper ways to gather information on careers, including using the Career Services website.
INDIVIDUAL RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTERHave students begin to develop their résumés by having a draft critiqued by a Career Services staff member.
CAREER ASSESSMENTSSelf Assessments like the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), Kuder Journey, StrengthsQuest and the Strong Interest Inventory help students relate interests and preferences toward careers.